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helps their case. >> the defense rests in the john leopold trial. when a verdict could be reached in the case. >> the ravens could be world champs at this time next week. >>> first, we were slipping and sliding. will tomorrow's commute be any better. let's take a lack at maryland's most accurate forecast. >> how about a different set of headaches. we'll have a somewhat challenging commute due to fog and not winter weather. right now we see a few light scattered showers. lower eastern shore reaching across from calvert county. here we go, clouds held tough. we were in for another gray dreary day. temperatures at the moment across central maryland just above freezing, which is good. upper 30s to mid-30s. as a result we're not worried about icy conditions, not to say if untreated spots stayed icy in corner areas you could have snow or ice sitting there but that will continue to melt. tonight i don't think we get down below freezing. milder air trying to get. it will be a chilly start but much mild ore -- milder. >>> the defense rested in the john leopold trial. we could get a verdict
. ravens defense, though, shut him down after wes welker found the end zone. the last time the patriots would put seven on the board. right before half, tom brady tries to run. slides, cleats up into ed reed. he would get fined $10,000 for that. patriots settled for a field goal. 13-7 at half. third quarter, ravens on the roll. dennis pitta to the mid field logo. a gain of 22. same pair later in the drive. flacco. pitta. nobody's there. and the ravens have their first lead of the second half. a lead that would linger. >> yeah. you talk about putting the pedal to the metal that's what the ravens offense did. on their game as far as making play after play and we're talking about getting out to receivers like torrey smith on this catch. >> again the crossing pattern. again open. and joe flacco had the fans united in foxboro. at least the fans wearing purple. jump ball. anquan boldin. and suddenly it's 21-13. and that's when you really start to sense, hey, the patriots weren't going back to the super bowl. lights out on stevan ridley. from the bernard pollard hit. legal hit. not helmet to h
an important question. i do not deny for one second that we have had to take a good decisions about defense spending. let me make this point. at 33 billion pounds a year, we have the fourth largest defense budget anywhere in the world. it is important that we make sure that we have the right scale and shape of armed forces, and they have the right capabilities. that is why in the defense review, we are investing in drones, special forces, a key intelligence capabilities, making sure that we also have the aircraft we need to ensure that we have highly mobile armed forces. i am incredibly proud of what our armed forces do. because we are balancing our budget, and will be better equipped for the future. >> 68 years ago this sunday, the nazi concentration camps of auschwitz was liberated. as we mark holocaust memorial day, will the prime minister committed to ensuring that young people in this country always have the opportunity to learn about what took place in the darkest period in our shared history, and will be commend the work of the holocaust educational trust? >> i think my honorable fri
wright's lawyers said it was an act of self-defense and he was acting to protect the public from what they describe as a dangerous woman. it was back on february 9th, 2012, that patricia cook was sitting in her parked car at a lot at epiphany catholic school. she refused to leave even when confronted by a school administrator. when the officer arrived, she declined to hand over or driver's license. the defense said she rolled up her withino and the officer grabbed for it, trapping his hand and began to drive. he fired because he felt his life was in danger. prosecutors say he kept firing after the car moved away from him and told the jury his actions were unjustified and excessive. both sides agree that cook had a metallic sunscreen sitting across her windshield. when she pulled away, it was still there. she was heading on to the street driving blind. harmon wright kept shooting because she was a threat to the public. patricia cook was struck by multiple bull thes and died at the scene. harmon wright was terminated as an employee of the culpeper police department. that was last june a
storage again, similar to this one. defense lawyers for michael johnson tried to paint her as a bad influence on phylicia barnes and suspicious of for for telling michael johnson about a new man in her life. that a video was sealed by the judge. >> closing arguments are set to tomorrow and the misconduct trial of john lÉopold. he did not take the witness stand in his own defense. his lawyers rested, calling on one of his doctors and the county personnel director. defense pushed the judge to throw out the case claiming that allegations by prosecutors did not constitute crimes. he has denied that request. death penalty opponents rally today in annapolis demanding legislators abolish it and use the savings to beef up law enforcement. david collins did a fact check on one of the arguments. >> legislators often say prosecutors need the death penalty so they can use it as leverage. we contacted prosecutors in all 24 districts and ask them whether that was true. but at some surprising answers. -- we got some surprising answers. death penalty opponents from across the state converged on la
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>> greta: the prosecution rested it's case against jody arias. defense lawyers will begin presenting their case january 29th. what is their strategy? >> jody arias killed. there is no question about it. the million dollar question is what would have forced her to do it? and throughout this trial you will hear that she was indeed forced. >> greta: arias is claiming self-defense, claiming alexander psychologically and sexually abused arias. but self-defense was the third version of what happened the night that have brutal shower murder. the dpeens has a long road ahead. we're going to keep you updated tlult throughout the trial. make sure you go gretawire.com. let us know what you thought about this special edition of on the record. good night from washington. thr, starts in two seconds now. >> tonight on huckabee, he helplessly watched as her parents were killed by a mad man. >> i am mad. >>> and susannah reacts to the ban on assault weapons. >> and libya, algeria mali. no doubt that the algerian terrorist had weapons from libya and no doubt that the malian rements aqim hav
in defense cuts seemed ludicrous. defense secretary leon panetta told the pentagon not the plan for it. now it seems not only is the military planning for the cuts, republicans seem to think the cuts are inevitable. >> i think the sequester is going to happen. because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts we can't lose the spending cuts. that would pay for the last debt ceiling increase. >> the looming deadline is march 1. deputy defense secretary ash carter warned friday that the pentagon's $800,000 civilian employees will face furloughs. and reduce paychecks starting in april, if sequestration is not avoided. pentagon is now planning to eliminate 46,000 temporary civilian workers as a result of these imminent budget cuts. >> i got a perfect storm coming up in the next few months. we have this whole crazy mechanism called sequester. that means $1 trillion will be cut across the board. $500 billion out of defense. across the board. >> in a meat ax approach that will hollow out the force if it happens. >> one of the natio defense contractors general dynamics based in false church virginia repo
in the city. they are not hunting withins and not necessary for the defense. >> nra condemned proposal. gun bans do not work . we are confident that congress will reject senator feinstein wrong handed approach. susana huff aagrees. she say it does nothing to keep minute people safer and she knows first hand what it is like to be in the presence of a mad man with a fire arm. >> i didn't grow nup a house with guns. i don't hunt. but i was given a gun by a friend when i was 21 to carry in my purse for self defense and taught how to use it. a couple of yearrs ago, my parents and i went to a cafeteria in texas on a bright sunny day . we were not in a dark alley. >> that was susaba huff testifying two decades ago. and that bright sunny day was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pick up truck through the luby's cafeteria in keileen, texas. >> it took me 45 seconds to realize that this man was not there to commit a robbery or a hit. he was there to simply shoot as many people he could. >> susana did have a gun with her that day. >> when i finally realized i thought i got him and i reached for
lÉopold is accused of misconduct in office. >> hit defense asked the judge to throw the charges out once again. >> the defense rested to date and the judge decided not to toss out the full remaining charges. one thing that did not happen today, and john lÉopold did not take the witness stand to explain his actions. anne arundel county executive john lÉopold and his defense attorneys made no comment while leaving circuit court. the attorneys are saving their final arguments for the judge who must decide whether lÉopold is guilty and if he inappropriately used county money for his own benefit. >> the fact remains that the evidence is out there, the actions were completely irresponsible, immoral, and destructive to county resources. >> former county employee continues watching the case. her lawsuit against the county executive accuses lÉopold of harassment and retaliation. >> people want to know what he was thinking by having police officers try 45 minutes and delivered newspapers. the accumulation of the activities is horrible. >> prosecutors accused lÉopold of this using members of t
and reviewing national defense. now he's taken time to pause and sum up his vision for the country. abe spoke before the diet for the first time since his liberal democratic party took power. the prime minister said the economy is his top priority. he noted deflation and the strong yen are shaking japanese people's belief that working hard will bring rewards. >> translator: i will restore a strong economy and unshakable determination. i will press ahead with my three areas of economic policy, bold monetary measures, a fiscal policy and a growth strategy that induces private investment. >> abe urged lawmakers to swiftly pass extra budget bills for the current fiscal year to pay for stimulus measures. he said his spending measures won't go on forever and that he aims to achieve healthy public finances. the prime minister then turned his attention to diplomacy and national security. he said japanese and u.s. leaders should strengthen their alliance to restore the tight bond their countries once enjoyed. he promised to take firm action own territorial disputes close to home. >> translator: the go
the relationship between the two. johnson's defense team now the -- knew the state was going to show it and said the following. >> you can separate the mindset of there being a minor child involved. imagine your run of the mill college kids in a coed situation where there's four people engaged in sex in the same vicinity. what's disturbing about this is one of them happened to be assist ter. >> trying to paint the 29-year-old-year-old as irresponsible. deena allowed her to be in activities not suitable for a 16-year-old goirl girl. that deena was anything but a modern guardian. deena testified with that in the hours after phylicia was missing, she noticed a tote was gone. the trial resumes tomorrow morning. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> anne arundel county executive john leopold does not take the stand in his own defense. testimony wrapped up just after six days. this morning the defense called another doctor who vouched for leopold's back problems. also, leopold returned a $5,000 after a voluntary may raise. >> the judge is moving forward with the charges against him. i who see that as a good s
defense of the social safety net and addressed the criticism of entitlement. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare, medicaid and social security. these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. [cheers and applause] they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> jon: that's interesting. the president is using a rhetorical device in this speech that is -- what is it we're talking about help me out vanquished vice presidential candidate paul ryan, what is he doing? >> that rhetorical device he uses over and over and over a straw man. >> jon: actually you know what a straw man is when you create or falsely characterize a opponent's argument to dismantel the argument. i think the president is throwing your own words back in your face without naming you. passive al gretion. that's what he is using. passive aggression. this argument as a straw man. i could have sworn i heard a politician make that exact statement. >> we could become a society where the americans are not takers versus markers. we need more mak
. >>> chuck hagel got the nod today to be the next secretary of defense. stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden both say hagel is a fine choice. hagel earned two purple hearts in the vietnam war, his confirmation hearing is set to begin thursday. >>> japan has launched two surveillance satellites to help keep an eye on north korea. defense officials are threatening to carry out a nuclear test and more long range rocket launches. the u.s. security council expanded sanctions against north korea this week and condemned the country for last month's launch. >>> 233 people killed in a nightclub fire in southeast brazil. some burned to death, some were trampled, some overcome by smoke. it happened when the jam packed nightclub suddenly caught fire aeb many of these victims didn't stand a chance. on the scene right now, rescuers are still picking through the burned rubble, cnn's shasta darlington. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent
the national defense or the identity of a covert agent that it is critical that information remains secure and not into the public domain are be shared with others who do not have authorized access to it. >> the judge in the case told kiriakou she would have sentenced him to more jail time if not for the limits imposed by the plea deal. kiriakou's supporters say he has been unfairly targeted in the obama administration's crackdown on government was a lower is. in a statement urging president obama to commute kiriakou's sentence, agreed signatories including attorneys and former cia officers said -- speaking after his sentencing, kiriakou thanked what he said were a number of intelligence officials who supported his cause. >> the dozens of former and active duty cia officers and fbi agents and assisting u.s. attorneys to rally to my side, although most had to do so privately, i thank them for their cards, emails, donations to my defense fund. it was their friendship and support of my friends and family that really got me through this. >> john kerry out to -- kiriakou will remain free until
now. target practice? >> target practice, self defense, hunting. 10 years ago i could buy 1000 for $100.ammunition now it is nearly $.50 or $.60 a round. gold has not gone up that much in price. includesowd not only , but people who have never been to a gun show. got lost the first time. defenders want to themselves. they do not want to stockpile guns or ammo. to defend themselves. >> for those not wanting to buy , there were a litany of other items to take him. very much like a county fair. the licensed vendors were background checks sales, as required by federal law. there were also private sale place between individuals, which do not require a background check. that was a concern for some of the vendors with a federal firearms license. , youe is not license a background check. get your id, we call you in, or you area felon , you do not get a gun. in the state of georgia, if an cells you a gun, nobody does a background check. to do ay needs background check. we are hearing that the one thing gun control legislation good for business. cnn. earlier this evening, i smoke and.ach
. defense represented today in honolulu. always wanted to give maximum effort. manning to green. green had three touchdown catches today. third quarter, nfc leading. washington, one of the greats. look who is leading the way in the blocking. alexander clears the path for washington. 92-yard return. down to the 15. longest return in pro bowl history. led to this, wilson to fitzgerald, 9-yard touchdown grab. ffc sets a game record with 62- points in the victory. >>> spring training is quickly approaching. nats' pitchers and catchers report down in florida two weeks from tuesday. and there may not be a more formidable pitching staff in all of baseball. the nats went from good to great this offseason. signed soriano to bolster the bullpen. clippard became setup man and sor enreturned as closer. but in the biggest game of his life, cardinals rallied to eliminate the nats in game five. now clippard and storen will move to the 7th and 8th inning with the acquisition of soriano. yesterday, clippard and storen shared their thoughts. >> it surprised us. it's a great addition. never can have too many
was market -- was not acting in self-defense. >> if you remove the concept of self defense, it's an unlawful killing. it is a malicious and unlawful killing, meaning that its order. >> on february 9, 2012, the former cult upper officer was responding to a call about a suspicious person in a school parking lot. the person being 54-year-old patricia cook trade following a verbal dispute he testified that she exhilarated, closed the window on his arm and dragged him along with an intent to kill him. he shot her seven times, killing her at the scene, claiming he did so to protect himself and others. >> i think he was immensely credible. >> the defense attorneys as as an officer, he was doing what he was supposed to do. >> she trapped his fingers in the window and hit the gas, it made him think he was under attack and she was willing to kill him. >> fisher argues the details are far different from what he said in a taped interview with an investigator just hours after the incident. >> my argument was he was not credible and they should believe him. when they don't believe them, self-defe
affairs programming. >> next, a house hearing on military sexual assault. then defense secretary leon panetta announces he's lifting the ban on women in combat. then at iowa gov. terry branstad gives his condition of the state address. >> we have created a platform that we call a digital health feedback system. the main components are an adjustable center that turned on when you swallow it. it communicates with your body. it sends information to a level patch that you wear on your torso. it collects information about your physiology and the medicines use wallop. sleep, temperature, or treat. this will give you a panel of a physiological wellness. it communicates through radio and enables us to take the data, process it, and give it back to you in an application that will help you manage yourself. >> we are at an inflection point. now, "calls it in point. we have had all these incremental amazing changes over the past five years, and now we are poised to make some great leaps in these complex diseases. our understanding of cancer over the past couple of years has board -- dwarfed all o
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harmon wright shot and killed patricia cook out ofself defense, the prosecution warning the jury, look at the inconsist any. >> my argument to the jury was he was not credibility, that they shouldn't believe them. when they don't believe them,self defense goes out the window. >> jim fisher speaking out after the case went to the jury. if you remove the concept ofself defense from the equation, then it's an unlawful killing, a malicious and unlawful kittle, meaning murder. >> reporter: murder, that's how the commonwealth describes the february 9th incident in culpepper. patricia cook in a lot clearly marked no trespassing. she was asked to leave. when cook refused, skyler called police. >> then he and cook got into a disagreement. he claims his arm was trapped in her window and started driving. witnesses testify they never saw that. still harmonwright fired seven rounds. in closing arguments. daniel hall told the jurors it's possible his client made the wrong call or used poor judgment, but is not guilty of a crime. >> it's going to boil down to a question of who you believe and the fun
and conservative priority, whether it's budget or defense or what have you, depends on being in power and being able to execute that. that's why republicans are attacking this. you've had republicans on capitol hill that have wanted to do this for a long time. they've had a problem with the base. now, with democrats in the group, these are democrats that care very deeply about the issues as well. whether it's bob menendez from new jersey or senator durbin. and for democrats the challenge is, are they willing to give up a very useful political bludgeon with which to hit republicans in order to get a deal done? because once both parties -- if both parties embrace this, it's a political tool that in some cases, in many cases, is off the table for democrats. >> sure. it shows a compromise. that does help the future of the republican party. but while we talk about that, let's talk about the future of the democratic party. as americans we might have already seen it last night on "60 minutes." take a look. >> i have to ask you, what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. no, no. >
vital to national defense were being imported from the third world while unknown quantities waited in alaska. the amounts were assumed to be vast. the alaska lands act would prevent further exploration. within those borders, there's the potential of providing for this nation the 31 minerals which we're importing from the third world. why weren't they developed before this? because the need wasn't there. because it's expensive. if there was debating room on alaska's minerals, there was no debate on the wilderness. it was vast, and it was america's last wilderness, the last wild home for many plants and animals. we could import minerals but not wilderness. we couldn't have both. we'd have to choose. doug scott was the chief lobbyist for the environmentalists. people in future generations will be outraged if we destroy everything natural about this planet in our shortsighted rush to develop everything for short-run economic gain. almost everybody in this country agrees with that. that's why we said to the american people, "write your congressman. "he's about to make a decision of extr
. a real defense of a classic -- defense of classiive classic. >> thank you, keith. >> i'm lowell melser in new orleans. we are here and the ravens are on their way. >> 95 the shutdown and harford county. the road conditions are worsening. >> light snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> good morning. we start with the bad news. and low 30's.mo we have a mix of light snow, sleet, and freezing rain. it should be 30 this afternoon with some scattered light showers. 61 on wednesday. there could be some light snow on super bowl sunday. first we say good morning to ava marie. she is live on tv hill. >> it is ice pellets. little pieces of ice out sick off of my jacket. -- bouncing off of my jacket. it has been exciting to see this transition. on tv hill, we got a quick burst of snow about 5:15 this morning. that is what you see on the cars. now it is transitioning to ic
killing, which means it's murder. >> special prosecutor called daniel harmon-wright's claim of self-defense an unbelievable fairy tale. ten inconsistencies between what harmon-wright said on the witness stand friday and what he said in a video taped interview last year, just two hours after he killed patricia cook. >> how can you justify seven shots, several in the back of an unarmed woman in a car? that makes no sense to me. that's just excessive, brutal force. >> harmon wright told the jury that mrs. cook rolled up her window on his hand and started driving away. he had to shoot the window out to free himself. he said mrs. cook tried to run him over and he had to shoot her to stop a public threat because there were pedestrians around. none of that matched what eyewitnesses saw. >> our focus centered around the concept of credibility. the law of virginia speaks about credibility of witnesses and if you don't believe mr. harmon wright, then everything he says about self-defense goes out the window. >> but dan pointed to evidence that harmon-wright's hand had been injured. >> the fact s
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spots. drive carefully, drive defensively and remember the bridges and off ramps always freeze first. back to you. >> the trucks are out there parked on the side of the road. thanks delia. >>> a bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a sweeping rewrite of the u.s. immigration laws. they plan to formally announce the deal they worked on later today. it is said to cover border security, guest workers and employer verification as well as a pass to legal citizenship. it is believed there are at least 11 million immigrants already in the united states that are undocumented. president obama plans to address immigration reform tomorrow during a speech in nevada. >>> today the senate is expected to pass a $50 billion bill to help victims of superstorm sandy. as many as 40,000 people are left homeless, at least 3500 families are still living some hotels. fema is fund that go temporary housing. the house pass this had bill just a couple of weeks ago. watching your money i have timely shopping tips for you. if you want too step out in a new wardrobe or pick up electronics, this is actually
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to replace the outgoing defense secretary, leon panetta, this week maintaining a low profile. secretary panetta competing for media and public attention when he made a surprise announcement as he lifted the ban on female troops in combat. retired army general and done what the, the first female four-star general and the army joins us your life. we begin tonight with a unanimous court ruling seen as a major setback for the president and his agenda and his efforts to stack the national labor relations board with union-friendly officials. fox news chie white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> as he wrote that the white house chief of staff dennis mcdonald, president obama was hoping for a smooth start his second term. instead he was brushed back by a federal appeals court ruling unanimously violating the constitution last year. >> it was just ice huge, massive overstep of executive power, and an unconstitutional power grab. >> the controversy stems from a dramatic election-year showdown in which the president by passed the senate and put three picks on the national labor rela
's close to $4 trillion. and that money goes for things like national defense and social welfare programs. but it also stays right here. you see the federal government of washington, d.c. area employs 245,000 people. and the pay and compensation is very good. the average pay in compensation is about $120,000 a year. and those individuals get paid to do all sorts of things. in the parallel universe that is washington, d.c., even the fact that this is borrowed money that we're going into debt creates a job opportunity there is a federal agency called the bureau of the public debt is hiring people to help cope with the money that we are spending that we cannot afford to pay for. the problem goes beyond federal employees because you see, in addition to federalempls of government contractors and government contracting firms that spend time and spend a lot of money here in washington, d.c. in fact under president bush that reached some years up to $400 billion being spent to private contractors, indeed over the past decade we are talking about trillions of dollars going to private companies or
defense which is the respect you get when you play ball. >> basketball, not football. >> i don't ming you play defense in any sport. -- i don't think you play defense in any sport. >> watch our guy, alexander, 97. get on the outside. >> you know he is my cousin. >> russell wilson beat the redskins and he will find the back of the ped zone, eachy touchdown. nfc wins in the wisdom martin bowl. >> i thought they were going to play tough this year. >> tough in the pro bowl? >> they should get rid of the whole thing. >> when lakeshore epps owe comes back, we'll have him come in constitute i don't. we took some camera shots that we didn't see from his experience in hawaii. we'll talk about whether there thud be a pro bowl. >>> down under, the australian open. do you realize who maybe the best tennis player is? >> who it is? >> the joker. novak jokovic. and murray thinks he has the point. he has fallen down and gets up and official somehow gets it done. >> are you ready for this in. >> yeah. >> he whips his third straight australian open title. first man in the open era to do that. he is the kin
and killing patricia cook last february. he took the stand in his defense while jurors got to leave the courtroom and see the scene of the shooting for themselvesment harmon-wright claims self-defense saying he was afraid cook was trying to kill him with her car. >>> a baltimore man accused of murdering a 16-year-old will be back in court. michael johnson is charged with killing felicia barnes. barnes visiting from north carolina was found dead in the susquehanna river months after she went missing. during opening statements last week, prosecutors say of this a witness who says he saw johnson murder barnes. the defense team says there's no dna evidence linking him to the crime. >>> the state department is among those calling for the release of an american pastor jailed in a prison. he was sentenced to eight years behind bars. he was convicted on charges of attempting to undermine security by spreading christianity. a state department spokesperson says the agency condemns iran's persecution of religious freedom. >>> this 33-year-old woman made a trip alone to turkey mainly for photog
're not hunting weapons. they're not necessary for defense wednesday, why do we have them? >> the n.r.a. condemned the proposal saying and i quote, american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident that congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. suzanna hupp agrees, gun control for 20 years and says it it does nothing to keep innocent people safer and she knows firsthand what it's like to be in the presence of a madman with a firearm. >> i didn't grow up in a house with guns, i don't hunt. i personally abhor hunting, and i was given a gun when i was 21 to carry in my purse for defense and taught how to use it. a couple of years ago, my parents and i went on a sunny day, we weren't in a dark alley. >> she was testifying at a u.s. hearing almost two decades ago. that was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pickup truck through the window of luby's cafeteria in killeen, texas and began firing. >> it took me a good 45 seconds to realize that this person wasn't there to commit a robbery, he wasn't there for a hit. he was there to shoot as many people as possible as
shot patricia cut in self-defense last february. he said she tracked his arm in the window of her vehicle and drove off. he was not armed. -- she was not armed. he was responding to called a suspicious vehicle of a church parking lot. a sentencing in the case of john leopold. he is undergoing a bench trial. he's accused of using his police detail for personal matters including having officers stand guard while he had sex with a county employee in a parking lot. closing arguments begin tomorrow morning. we are counting down tonight to super bowl 47. >> ravens fans are flocking into new orleans ahead of the weekend showdown. they will have plenty to do down there to keep themselves entertained. let's go to the big easy for a look at the sights and sounds. what is the ravens than to do? new orleans is so boring. >> say that again question or >> i was just kidding. >> i can't hear you. there's a blimp overhead. just to give you a glimpse of what's going on tonight -- the super dome has been renamed. it is the mercedes benz superdome. i have all these little kiosks an
, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. c
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